Opalinidae in African Anura. IV. Genus Protoopalina

@article{Delvinquier2004OpalinidaeIA,
  title={Opalinidae in African Anura. IV. Genus Protoopalina},
  author={Ben L. J. Delvinquier and Miles B. Markus and Neville I. Passmore},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={81-120}
}
During 1988 and 1989, 409 specimens of southern African Anura comprising 50 species in nine families, were checked for opalines in the cloaca. Protoopalina africana Metcalf, 1923 was found in Rana angolensis (Ranidae); P. appendiculata Fantham, 1929 in R. fuscigula; P. boycotti n. sp. in Pyxicephalus adspersus (Ranidae); P. brevis Boisson, 1959 in Ptychadena oxyrhynchus (Ranidae); P. drachi Tuzet & Knoepffler, 1968 in Ptychadena anchietae, P. mascareniensis, P. mossambica and P. oxyrhynchus… Expand
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